This was not my weekend with brakes

Have a car with not very good brakes. Saturday wasn't too kind to me with regards to brakes. I ran the front brakes on the Z4 down to practically the backing pads on the track, and then on the way back, the trailer brakes failed to actuate. While I was attempting to stop from 70MPH on the off-ramp off I-75. At least… » 9/15/14 1:26pm Yesterday 1:26pm

Short answer: Science! Keeping engine speeds low tends to correlate with less fuel usage. Either skipping gears (CAGS) or providing more gears (to keep torque production high enough to continue moving the car, but low enough to not require higher fuel usage) works to save fuel. » 9/11/14 12:57pm Thursday 12:57pm